Bremen - Hoffenheim

Germany: Bundesliga
Bremen M. Eggestein (5)
Weserstadion Platz 111-1
Hoffenheim D. Geiger (22)
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Chong cleared to leave quarantine, play against Hoffenheim

By Peter Vice

Werder Bremen report that Felix Agu's roommate Tahith Chong has been permitted to leave precautionary quarantine after two days.

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News that 21-year-old Bremen fullback Felix Agu tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this week sent his roommate into direct quarantine. Regular testing has thus far returned negative results and the club now declares that Tahith Chong will be available for selection against Hoffenheim on Sunday.

The young Dutch attacker, on loan from Manchester United, was initially slated for a 14-day-quarantine in accordance with the city of Bremen's contact tracing standards. Bremen health authorities reduced the observation period to 48 hours once it was determined how precisely Agu got infected.

Since Agu clearly contracted the virus in an identifiable private setting, the club and city dropped Chong's "category one contact person status". Reportedly, the fact that Agu exhibited symptoms immediately also played a role in determining whether Chong might potentially have either infected Agu or might have caught the virus himself.

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